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'm a judge of the superior court here in orange county, california. have been for about 23 years now. it is legal, it is constitutional in the state of california now, to be involved with medical marijuana. the federal government does trump state law. people ask, how can we do it right? i tell them go talk to the chief of police in your city, but understand that this is, no matter what you do, a violation of federal law. and if the dea decides that they're going to prosecute you they can, and they will. the year i bought this place, i was rolling pretty hard, living large, you know? thinking you know, complacent like (bleep) everything's cool i'm bad, whatever. (bleep) camp'd on, big time. they came, dea came looking for me specifically, they didn't know who i was, but they photographs, aerials, they had the whole (bleep) thing, had warrants sworn out and i was scared. so i took that money and i bought this place, and i chilled for a year. myself, i know i've done various things in the past.. such as? such as, oh i was a firefighter for years, i was a general contractor, building con
case, a number of couples from california sued to overturn the proposition 8 which is the 2008 law which outlawed same-sex marriage after the courts said it was required. >> cenk: and so, akhil you're able to thread the needle. explain the constitutional difference between these cases and how the supreme court could say doma could be unconstitutional, the federal government cannot discriminate against a couple married in new york and still not rule that the california statute and referendum itself was not unconstitutional. >> the court has a whole menu of possibilities and a theory might go something like this. marriage has traditionalcally been decided by states. it's very unusual for the federal government to not just follow state law for its own purposes for internal revenue purposes, pension purposes, it's weird and untraditional for the federal government to disrespect a state's law on marriage. on the other hand, if you take that traditionalist approach, most states have until now not recognized same-sex marriage and you could say there is not yet a count veiling tradition. s
those calls. >> eliot: i'll talk to barbara lee of california. later, a 1%er who has a message for republicans, raise taxes on the wealthy. more "viewpoint," coming up. i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. >> eliot: it is time to end the longest war in our nation's history. the war in afghanistan. this war has coast more than 2,000 american lives up wards of five must not $90 billion. pressure from both republican congress is mounting on president obama to hasten the withdrawal of the 68,000 american troops who remain in the country, ahead of 2014 when the u.s. led coalition forces of set to leave afghanistan. barbara lee delivered the sole vote against the afghanistan war in 2001 and is now spearheading bipartisan efforts to bring the troops home faster. >> congresswoman, thank you for joining us. you have and many colleagues put out a statement about the need for us to pull our troops home from afghanistan quickly. that explain why and what you think we've accomplished or not in that endeavor. >> absolutely. w
will the penalty heed those calls. >> eliot: i'll talk to barbara lee of california. later, a 1%er who has a message for republicans, raise taxes on >> wow! i've never seen anything like this. >> when disaster strikes sometimes the only way out is to look within. current tv digs deep into the extraordinary tales of heroism determination and escape. "trapped" experience the drama. back to back to back. >> hold on mates! >> catch the "trapped" mini-marathon saturday starting at 1 eastern. on current tv. [ male announcer ] red lobster's crabfest ends soon. hurry in and try five succulent entrees like our tender snow crab paired with savory garlic shrimp. just $12.99. come into red lobster and sea food differently. and introducing 7 lunch choices for just $7.99. salads, sandwiches, and more. >> eliot: it is time to end the longest war in our nation's history. the war in afghanistan. this war has coast more than 2,000 american lives up wards of five must not $90 billion. pressure from both republican congress is mounting on president obama to hasten the with
good engineer and he might have done very well in california where he was a student of engineering. but he's not a student of egyptian history and did he not gauge the temperament of these people. they brought down one pharaoh and they were not looking for another pharaoh. >> eliot: quickly. do you think he learned that lesson. >> he has learned that lesson. he appears to be a chastened man, and there will be a vote in the next week or so. >> eliot: thank you for your wisdom. >> thank you. >> eliot: it is not just unions under attack in michigan. it's also the unlikely local in the g.o.p.'s continuing war on women. that's next. i'll be joined by the attorney general in new york who has set out to she had light shed light on thehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehehe on to me now? you know the the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those type. those types are coming on to me all the time now. >>> she get's the comedians laughing... >>>that hilarious. >>>and the thinkers thinking. joy>>>okay so. there's wiggle room in the ten commandments is what yo
to be written as a good, effective bill, but the california model is an effective model. the old ban was set up on a two-test model, which is not a good way to do it. we have the willpower to do it, change it and write a good bill. >> eliot: i want to change gears with just a moment or two left. one of the approaches that we have to think about are the companies that manufacture these guns and escape--using pension money that comes from our pension dollars public pensions, i think if the universities and public pension funds go to them and say change the way you operate because we indirectly own these companies the public would get riled up, does this make sense to you? >> from my perspective yes. any way you can attack on multiple fronts is good. there has to be an awareness that we as a public, a society areis increasingly paying the cost of this business model. >> eliot: we're complicity in the ownership. >> that's a model that came right out of the vietnam war and dow chemical. it's really good to bring the public's awareness of serberus, they live here among us and it's a great idea to let
the california state teacher's retirement system put enough pressure on the firm to force them to announce to sell gun manufacturers they own including bushmaster, the maker of the ar-15. dick's sporting goods one of the country's largest sellers of firearms has temporarily suspended the sale of assault rifles and calls are heating up on walmart the nation's largest seller of firearms to follow suit. joining us now is george zornick, washington reporter for the nation. you wrote a fascinating piece today about walmart. describe it. legislation isn't the only way to accomplish gun control. what are the other levers and pressure points? >> sure, i mean you look at what walmart has done over the past couple of years. expanding gun sales to more than half of their stores which is where it used to be a third or less, and it is something that they realized quite a bit of profits from. they've seen the gun sales go up 74%. when they did that, there wasn't a lot of public fanfare. they didn't heavily advertise guns are coming back to
increase, same-sex marriage are driven up by very big blue states like california and new york that the president won by a lot. they're very much behind the things he wants to he's dealing with a house republican caucus that doesn't identify with that. >> eliot: i want to talk about this in a purely theoretical issue. democrats have been afraid to touch same-sex marriage until recently. immigration. gun control. the third real issue. joe, if seems to me that when the president has finally put his arms around these issues and said i will talk about them, i will articulate what i think our society and community should look like, the public support for him has gone way up. that, in fact, may have been the biggest divide that he created between himself and mitt romney. >> i think that's true on a couple of levels. not only in describing what america should look like. but also in how these policies can help every day americans. how the policies can help the guy down at the factory, the woman behind the waitress count
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